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VERA Expands to Include Modules for Upper Extremity Treatment

By October 1, 2019 October 4th, 2019 No Comments
VERA Expanding to Include Modules for Upper Extremity Treatment

Following up on our recent 510(k) clearance from the FDA for rehabilitating the trunk and upper extremities, the team at Reflexion Health is proud to announce the expansion of its portfolio of at-home physical therapy solutions to include modules for upper extremities, including shoulder replacement rehabilitation therapy.

The new upper extremity modules are available as part of our flagship product VERA®, a clinically proven Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant that supports and remotely monitors physical therapy exercises in real time. The modules will enable patients to conveniently perform their physical therapy at home, guided by an engaging and patient-friendly animated avatar and with oversight from a licensed physical therapist.

“In a study completed last year, patients who used VERA for total knee replacement demonstrated significant cost savings and equivalent outcomes to traditional care with high patient satisfaction,” remarked Joe Smith, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Reflexion Health. “We believe our upper extremity modules will offer similarly effective results with even greater cost savings. The new modules will continue our mission to make recovery convenient for patients, insightful for clinicians, and cost-effective for payors.”

To that end, VERA seamlessly educates, demonstrates, measures, analyzes and records patients’ movements at home, all without the need for patients to apply or wear any sensors or monitoring devices. The digital therapy platform integrates prescription rehabilitation exercises, an animated avatar coach, a 3D imaging system for measuring movement and form, an intuitive dashboard for remote clinical review, automatic report generation, and telemedicine capability to deliver a comprehensive, home-based rehabilitation.

The upper extremity modules include standardized phased protocols to help patients recover from conditions ranging from total shoulder replacement to rotator cuff repair, educational materials, and functional surveys. The new modules build on our previous FDA clearance for lower extremities, which has formed the basis of VERA’s widespread use for the rehabilitation of patients recovering from knee and hip replacement surgery.

You can read more about VERA’s role in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) rehab here. If you’re interested in learning more about how to leverage our award-winning at-home PT solutions in your organization, contact us here or call 619.550.4500.